Gifts for Kids to Make and Give - FamilyEducation

Gifts for Kids to Make and Give

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

A listing of arts and crafts activities that can produce great gifts.


Most kids love to give gifts almost as much as they love to receive them, and the excitement is usually intensified if the gift is something they have made themselves. The following activities provide fun and easy ways for kids to personalize their gift-giving.

Personalized Gifts

Christmas Bells
Christmas Card Holder
Christmas Dough Ornaments
Christmas Place Mats
Coat Rack
Crunch and Munch (in a Coffee Can Canister)
Easter Eggs
Edible Necklace
Egg Carton Flowers
Fantastic Fudge Brownies
Heart Necklace
Homemade Cookies
Homemade Peanut Butter
Lollipop Tree
Make a Tape
Napkin Rings
Noodle Necklace
Ornaments or Refrigerator Magnets Papier-Mâché
Photo Ornaments
Picture Frame
Picture Place Mat
Picture Soap
Plaster Hand and Footprints
Playdough Jewelry
Rice Krispie Snowman or Christmas Tree
Snow Globe

Greetings Cards and Gift Wrap

Christmas Rubbings
Hand Drawings
Coffee Can Canisters
Heart People
Cookie Cutter Cards
Homemade Gift Wrap
Crayon Rubbings
Painting
Foil Wrapping Paper
Printmaking
Foot Painting
Thank-You Cards
Framed Flowers
Thumbprint Mice
Fruit Rub
Wax Paper Art
Glitter Shapes
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